Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 25212 74102
325212, 674102


Circa 1775. 3-storey basement and attic, 6-bay tenement, built on ground falling to N (rear). Coursed rubble. At centre right, doorway to common stair at rear. Wrought-iron sign above door - GORDON WILSON PAINTER. Pair of piend-roofed tripartite dormers, and 1 bipartite.

Irregular 5-storey and attic 5-bay rear elevation with additions at ground and large box dormer.

Timber sash and case 12-pane windows (some plate glass at ground). Ashlar coped skews; rebuilt stone stacks; grey slates.

INTERIOR: not seen 1995.

Statement of Special Interest

A Group with Nos 35-67 (odd nos) Thistle Street as a significant surviving part of the original fabric of Edinburgh?s New Town, one of the most important and best preserved examples of urban planning in Britain. Thistle Street was built as plainer artisan dwellings and workshops and has survived with few significant alterations.



Gifford, McWilliam and Walker EDINBURGH (1988) pp329-330. A J Youngson THE MAKING OF CLASSICAL EDINBURGH (1966) pp82, 270.

About Listed Buildings

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